[SATLUG] Partition Management

Charles Hogan cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com
Fri Aug 20 10:57:44 CDT 2010


On 08/19/2010 10:02 PM, Michael wrote:
> On 08/19/2010 03:46 AM, Todd W. Bucy wrote:
>> On Thu, 2010-08-19 at 13:15 -0500, J. Michael Morse wrote:
>>> <snipped>
>>>
>>> Installing Kubuntu 10.4 gave me an all or none scenario. I could use
>>> either the entire disk, or manually partition the disk. So much for
>>> all of those great options y'all were mentioning . . . (yes, I am
>>> whining ;) )
>>>
>> just curious but what particular options were you looking for. If you
>> used the live cd you should have had at least 3 options presented to you
>> durring the install process:
>>
>> 1. use the whole disk automaticall partioned by the installer
>> 2. use free space and and dual boot. automatically partitioned by the
>> installer
>> 3. manuall partition using the built in partitioner (I am pretty shure
>> all of the 'buntu use gparted.) this option is ussually marked for
>> experts or advanced.
>>
>> Todd
>>
>
> I wanted a root, a swap, and a separate partition for my /home. I
> created the swap partition and forgot to make a separate partition for
> my /home.
>
> That said, it is all moot. I will probably end up installing some other
> version of Linux. I don't particularly care for KDE 4*. I don't know how
> to use the plasma stuff and I just don't have the patience or desire to
> re-learn something new. A friend of mine is using PCLinuxOS and it uses
> KDE 4.*, but still has the "look and feel" of 3.5. I think I am going to
> give it try.

I used KDE in the pre 4.* days for several years.  I did my level best 
to get 4.* to "look and feel" like 3.5.  I got the look, but it never 
quite felt the same.  I ended up switching to Gnome.  Good luck with 
getting to act the way you want.


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